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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:03 PM

(California) Group With Koch Brothers Ties Gives $4 Million to Proposition 32...

Source: LOS ANGELES TIMES

A group with ties to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers has dropped $4 million to pass a ballot measure that would severely limit the political activity of labor unions.

The new committee has just one donation -- $4 million from the American Future Fund
, a conservative non-profit organization whose stated mission is to promote “conservative and free-market principles.”

The new committee, the California Future Fund for Free Markets, was opened Friday.

A spokesman for the Yes on 32 camapign noted that the money came into a separate committee, and that the official campaign sponsors knew nothing about the donation. "We have absolutely nothing to do with it," said Yes on 32 spokesman Jake Suski...


Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/09/group-with-koch-brothers-ties-gives-4-million-to-proposition-32.html

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Reply (California) Group With Koch Brothers Ties Gives $4 Million to Proposition 32... (Original post)
Indi Guy Sep 2012 OP
olddad56 Sep 2012 #1
YvonneCa Sep 2012 #2
warrior1 Sep 2012 #3
bluesbassman Sep 2012 #4
Live and Learn Sep 2012 #5
Auntie Bush Sep 2012 #10
aquart Sep 2012 #6
SoapBox Sep 2012 #7
Indi Guy Sep 2012 #15
SoapBox Sep 2012 #8
GreenTea Sep 2012 #9
proud patriot Sep 2012 #11
proud patriot Sep 2012 #12
lexw Sep 2012 #13
Indi Guy Sep 2012 #16
lexw Sep 2012 #17
stuffmatters Sep 2012 #14

Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:08 PM

1. Koch bros. modern day nazis.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:08 PM

2. Probably the same folks who tried to help Meg...

...buy the governorship. Didn't work then...won't work now.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:16 PM

3. If it were to pass

it would be challenge in the court. They always are.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:26 PM

4. Let me get this straight...

A group backed by corporate funds made possible through the bogus Citizens United ruling wants to limit the political activity of a another group?

Right.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:28 PM

5. +1 nt

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:42 PM

10. Got that right!

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:29 PM

6. Did they give anything to make "Desert Warriors"?

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:48 PM

7. Filthy bastards.

Get the fuck out of MY California!

I guess the NO on 32 campaign, now can just be,

"Keep the Koch Brothers out of OUR Business."


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Response to SoapBox (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 09:21 AM

15. Yeah, it's a simple equation...

...just like with Bushco:

Everything they're for = everything I'm against.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:56 PM

8. No On 32 sites...and Resource Materials

FYI!

No On 32
http://www.stopspecialexemptions.org/

No On 32 - California Teachers Association
On this site, there is a "Resources" Section...scroll down, on the right side...talking points and .pdf flyers.
http://www.cta.org/Campaign/No-Initiative.aspx


I have cross posted this information to the California group...thanks for posting Indi Guy.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:59 PM

9. NO on 32 -Tell one & all to vote NO on 32!

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:41 AM

11. we must defeat this prop

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:44 AM

12. grrrrrr

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:10 AM

13. As one who lives in So CA...

and having been on a picket line for 3 or 4 months through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years...I have no doubt than this proposition will pass. Reagan left very anti-union beliefs in California, that seem will never die.

The GOP is just dying to get California on their side, and this, plus voter suppression will probably eventually do it.

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Response to lexw (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 11:33 PM

16. I don't think Ca is going to go to Romney...

...but Prop 32 is certainly in play.

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Response to Indi Guy (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 04:29 AM

17. Definintely not saying CA would go to Romney...I think it's going to be a huge win for Obama...

but I can see something like Prop 32 winning in CA. Unions are very unpopular as I said. Hell, I went on strike years ago, and out of 150 or so workers, me and 2 others were the only ones on the picket line. The others all crossed the line, and continued working. That was in Orange County, but it still shows how little respect unions get.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:45 AM

14. Carl De Maio campaign for mayor in San Diego also reeks of Koch

Everything about De Maio really sends off the Koch alarm bells:

Bottomless advertising funds
Obsessively, single issue budget balancing, anti union
Koch business headquartered in De Maio's city council district
Most rightwing district in San Diego
DeMaio is a product of the Norquist/Heritage non think tanks
Uses democrat instead of democratic as an adjective.


Donna Frye, SD's most respected politician, called DeMaio a 'political sociopath.'

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